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"The Sheriff shall keep and preserve the peace of his county"

Detention

The Jackson County Detention Center houses both male and female inmates that are under bond awaiting trial, court order contempt charges, sentenced persons, and temporary housing for the North Carolina Department of Corrections. The Detention Center is overseen by Captain John Buchanan. Lieutenant Sheila Akins also provides additional daily and administrative supervision. The Center runs four, twelve hour shifts that are covered by one sergeant, and three detention officers. The Center maintains an inmate work release program, inmate work crew, and trustee program. These programs allow for a variety of different supervision techniques that best suits the needs of the prisoner and Detention Center. The Detention Center houses up to 72 inmates, and includes solitary confinement, master door releases for emergencies, smoke evacuation fans, and a secured area for prisoner pickup and delivery.


MALE AND FEMALE INMATE VISITATION SCHEDULE AS FOLLOWS:

SUNDAYS ONLY FROM 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

• Visitors must be on the inmate visitation list.
•  Family members and friends can deposit cash into the ATM in the jail lobby for an inmate.

Detention Center telephone number: 828-586-2458

JAIL COMMISSARY LINK


Captain - John Buchanan

Mailing Address:

Jackson County Sheriff's Office
399 Grindstaff Cove Road
Sylva, NC 28779

Telephone

828-631-1131

Email

jabuchanan@jacksonnc.org

 


Lieutenant – Sheila Akins

Mailing Address
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
399 Grindstaff Cove Road
Sylva, NC 28779
Telephone

828-586-1396

Email

scakins@jacksonnc.org


Inmate Work Crew

The inmate work crew was initiated for Jackson County by Sheriff Ashe in 2004. The work crew is supervised by an armed detention officer at all times. Currently, Brandon Hooper oversees the duties of the work crew. The inmate work crew is comprised of willing inmates housed in the Jackson County Detention Center. Inmates volunteer for service and most likely will extra credit towards their sentences. The inmate work crew works for any not for profit agency within Jackson County. Routinely the work crew can be found assisting the Jackson County Grounds Department or North Carolina Department of Transportation. They also assist in the roadside litter pick up programs. Currently, Brandon Hooper provides armed supervision for the work crew. The work crew is comprised of willing inmates housed in the Jackson County Detention Center. Inmates that volunteer for service receive extra credit towards their sentences.

Detention Officer Brandon Hooper

Telephone

828-586-2458

Email

 cbhooper@jacksonnc.org


 

       

            

        


CONTACT THE DETENTION CENTER

Detention Center - (828) 586-2458
Captain John Buchanan - (828) 631-1131
Lieutenant Sheila Akins - (828) 586-1396
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